1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Côtes du Rhône Blanc
80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne 25 years average Alluvial with galets roulés .4 ha
Côtes du Rhône Rouge
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre 40 years average Limestone 1 ha
Saint-Joseph
“Les Cochés”
Syrah 45 years Granite Varies
Crozes-Hermitage
Les Tiercerolles
Syrah 30 - 50 years Granite Varies
Crozes-Hermitage
Les Batits
Syrah 40 - 50 years Sandy loam Varies
Hermitage
La Pierrelle
Syrah 30 - 50 years Granite Varies
Hermitage Blanc
La Pierrelle
Marsanne 80 years Granite Varies
Côte Rôtie
“Les Roses”
Syrah 30 - 50 years Schist Varies
Côte Rôtie
“La Boisselée”
Syrah 30 - 50 years Schist Varies
Côte Rôtie
“La Dorée”
Syrah 30 - 50 years Schist Varies
Côte Rôtie
La Viaillere
Syrah 30-50 years Schist Varies
Côte Rôtie
Nève
Syrah 30 years Schist Varies
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All wines are hand-harvested and sorted during harvest
• Maceration lasts 2 or 3 weeks
• Fermentation takes place in cement tank
• Wines are aged on average for 15 months in barrel
• No new barrels - barrels are 1 or 2 years old
• Wines are not filtered nor fined
• Grapes are not de-stemmed except the Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage which are 90% de-stemmed

Côtes du Rhône Blanc :
• Fermentation takes place in old barrels that have see passage of 2 to 4 wines
• Full malolactic fermentation
• Aged for 5 months in barrels, then blended and bottled in the spring following the vintage
• Marsanne is from the village of Voiles, known for a rocky terroir and good soil drainage
• Roussanne is from sélection massale vines from the village of Tulette
2014 blend: 57% Marsanne, 14% Clairette, 14% Viognier, 10% Picpoul, 5% Bourboulenc
2013 blend: 80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne

Côtes du Rhône Rouge :
• Hand harvested
• Grapes are sourced from small parcels on slopes around Vinsobres
• Grapes are co-fermented in a single cement tank
• Wine aged in cement tank for 12 months before bottling in September
• Not fined or filtered

Hermitage Blanc La Pierrelle
• Pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels
• Wine is not racked, fined, or filtered before bottling

Hermitage Rouge La Pierrelle
• The lieu-dit La Pierrelle lies at the top of the hill of Hermitage, facing south-southwest, with a granite soil and galet stones
• The name, Pierrelle, refers to stones (pierre in French), and the stoney nature of the vineyard

Côte Rôties:
2011, 2013, 2014 Nève is a blend of the lieu-dit Nève, located on the Côte Brune
2011 “La Dorée” is a blend of the lieu-dit Le Plomb
2010 “Les Roses” is a blend of the lieux-dits Buffin, Brosse-Champin, and Fongeant
2014 “La Boisselée” is a blend of 5 barrels: 2 from from lieu-dit Besset, 2 from lieu-dit Semons, and 1 from lieu-dit Plomb
2013 “La Boisselée” is 100% from the lieu-dit Le Plomb
2012 “La Boisselée” is a blend of 8 barrels. 2 barrels from lieu-dit Besset (100% whole cluster), with the lieux-dits La Viallere, Le Plomb, and Brosse-Champin
2010 “La Boisselée” is a blend of the lieux-dits Le Plomb, Nève, La Viallere, and Champin
2010, 2013, 2014 La Viallere is a blend of the lieu-dit La Viallere, located on the Côte Brune
2009 “Les Roses” is a blend of the lieux-dits Fongeant and Rozier
2009 “La Boisselée” is a blend of the lieux-dits Labrosses and Champin
2009 “La Dorée” is a blend of the lieux-dits Viaillere and Champin